I’ve already had the pleasure of taking down one fake climate news article from Brian Kahn today, and he has returned for round two – claiming that Antarctica is heating up and melting down, due to “carbon pollution.” He says it could raise sea level ten feet.
Only problem is, the article is fake news. NASA’s top climate expert said in 2004 that Antarctica had cooled significantly in recent decades.
Satellites show that Antarctica has been cooling for almost 40 years.
NASA says Antarctica is gaining ice.
West Antarctica has been losing ice for centuries. The Ross Ice Shelf retreated 30 miles before 1932.
During the global cooling scare 40 years ago, the National Science Foundation program manager for glaciology (Richard Cameron) said :
We’re seeing the west ice sheet on its way out. …. It has nothing to do with climate, just the dynamics of unstable ice.
Experts warned of 20 feet of sea level rise.
In summary, Antarctica is cooling and gaining ice. The loss of ice in West Antarctica has been going on for centuries, and “has nothing to do with climate.“
Brian Kahn propagates misinformation out of context, draws unsupportable conclusions from it, and boldly passes his nonsense on to the public.